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Nelson Mandela Month 2016

Nelson Mandela Month 2016

 

In July, South Africa celebrates former president Nelson Mandela's birthday. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day, but as South Africans we embrace the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. Make everyday a Mandela Day by contributing 67 minutes of your time to help those in need.
 

Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog for public comment

Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog for public comment

 


Minister Molewa published draft Biodiversity Management Plan for Pickersgill Reed Frog (Hyperolius pickersgilli) in Government Gazette No. 40058 (Notice 337 of 2016).The aim is to improve conservation status of Hyperolius pickersgilli and secure its future survival in the wild.

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Towards the development of a GHG emissions baseline for the AFOLU sector in South Africa

Towards the development of a GHG emissions baseline for the AFOLU sector in South Africa

 


The purpose of this report is to provide the first emissions baseline for the AFOLU sector in South Africa. Due to the complexity of the AFOLU sector, the agriculture and land sub-sector baselines were developed separately but reported as one combined baseline. 

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National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs, working together with the provincial nature conservation authorities has begun a process of registering all breeders who breed Appendix I species for international trade purposes.

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Request for Information – Operational Conflict Management Training for EMIs

Request for Information – Operational Conflict Management Training for EMIs

 

EMIs are officials designated in terms of section 31 of the NEMA to enforce and monitor compliance with the provisions of the NEMA and the SEMAs. The Department requires the services of a service provider that is able to provide an appropriate proof of competence/accreditation in presenting an internationally approved and registered verbal judo/tactical communication five-day course to 30 designated EMIs. 

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 CITES CoP17 website

CITES CoP17 website

 

South Africa is a highly appropriate location for the CITES CoP17 given the frontline wildlife challenges and opportunities being tackled on the continent. From 24 September - 5 October 2016, Johannesburg will host the seventeenth conference of the parties to CITES. Follow the link to visit the new CITES CoP17 website: www.citescop17jhb.co.za.

Environment sector gender strategy

Environment sector gender strategy

 

The National Gender Policy Framework  establishes guidelines for South Africa as a nation to take action to remedy the historical legacy by defining new terms of reference for interacting with each other in both the private and public spheres, and by proposing and recommending an institutional framework that facilitates equal access to goods and services for both women and men. 

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A Draft Generic Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for Public Comment

A Draft Generic Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for Public Comment


 

Minister Edna Molewa hereby publish a draft Generic Environmental Management Programme for public comment, in terms of section 24J of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998). Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 30 days after the publication of the notice.

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28 July 2016 - The launch today followed the Minister’s commitment in May last year during a clean-up campaign, where she committed to launch projects that would address the waste challenge and youth unemployment in the area. Addressing the people of Mohlakeng community, Minister Molewa said...


27 July 2016 - The Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, has today, 27 July 2016, led a Mandela Month event in Sekampaneng Village in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria. In tandem with the Mandela spirit of generosity and selflessness, Ms Ngcaba distributed toiletries, sanitary products as well as non-perishable items such as canned foods.


26 July 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa will hand over school desks to St Chad High School on Friday 29 July 2016 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.The Minister’s visit to Ladysmith forms part of the Nelson Mandela Month celebrations. The desks to be handed over are made out of biomass from cleared Invasive Alien Plants.


26 July 2016 - The Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, will lead a Mandela Month event in Sekampaneng Village in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, on 27 July 2016. Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) staff collected the toiletries and sanitary products.


26 July 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa will launch the Gauteng Youth Jobs in Waste programme in the Randfontein Local Municipality on Thursday, 28 July 2016. The project is designed to assist Local Municipalities within West Rand and Sedibeng District municipalities and to address key waste-related challenges that were identified during a Ministerial clean-up campaign in the area last year.